Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

The company also announced a dividend payment of HK$0.06 ($0.0077) per share to stockholders

Lenovo, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, reported a 19 per cent jump in net income in the second fiscal quarter, but revenue fell sho(...)

 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Asian stocks stumbled to seven-month lows on Monday, while crude oil prices were pinned near a four-year trough as promising trade numbers out of Chin(...)

German and Brazilian fans pose  with a replica of the World Cup trophy at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The World Cup has been a fantastic competition, full of drama and excitement, but it has given casino operators in the world’s biggest gambling hub, M(...)

Sinopec is on track to have a very good third quarter and second half as long as domestic fuel prices continue to track international crude prices closely.

Asia’s biggest refiner, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec, posted a 24 per cent increase in first- half net income after its re(...)

The price of oil is on the advance, due to geopolitical risks in the Middle East and positive equity markets. Photograph: Karim Mohsen/Getty Images

Brent crude extended gains above $111 a barrel over-night to a near five-month high as rising tensions over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syr(...)

 There are creeping anxieties that mainland China’s flagging economy could impact on the territory’s fortunes.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Hong Kong has a well-earned reputation as Asia’s shopping capital and the continent’s most vibrant real estate market, but there are creeping anxietie(...)

Global markets rallied today amid hopes of further economy-boosting moves by central banks and data showing US consumer confidence at a five-year high(...)

Passers-by walk past a stock index board showing various countries' stock price index outside a brokerage in Tokyo today. Photograph: Reuters

A last-minute package of rescue loans that saves Cyprus from a banking collapse and bankruptcy helped push Asian stock markets higher today. (...)

Eu ropean stocks rose to an almost five-year high as the region's policy makers begin a two-day summit. Japan ese equities climbed to th(...)